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What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and ...Show synopsisWhat is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out - The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes. The first Americans in space - battling the Russians for control of the heavens, putting their lives on the line. The women had it. While Mr Wonderful was aloft, it tore your heart out that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching. "The Right Stuff". It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is in excellent condition. Rated "acceptable" just...Fair. Book is in excellent condition. Rated "acceptable" just because it's not in its original slipcase, but in a substitute case that is slightly too tall for the book. We pack carefully and ship daily with delivery confirmation.
Description:Good. First printing Farrar Straus Giroux 1979, ex library w/...Good. First printing Farrar Straus Giroux 1979, ex library w/ stamps, good cover, good dust jacket in mylar, tight binding, front end page removed, clean text.
Description:New in New dust jacket. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships...New in New dust jacket. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships from the US. International shipping may take longer due to customs.; 7.90 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; Brand new in new DJ with a jacket cover is a 1st printing, signed by the author; Signed by Author.
Description:Signed by Author Near fine with slight shelf wear but still...Signed by Author Near fine with slight shelf wear but still bright, clean and unmarked. In a very good plus dust jacket ($12.95 price intact) with a touch of rubbing to the spine ends and one corner, and a couple of very small closed tears. SIGNED BY WOLFE in his usual bold style on the second blank page. An excellent signed copy.
Description:Fine in very good(+) jacket. D.w. N.Y. : Farrar, Straus, (1979)....Fine in very good(+) jacket. D.w. N.Y. : Farrar, Straus, (1979). First Edition. Presentation copy, covering the whole front flyleaf-"To...Wearer of the last of the great American Boiled Shirt Fonts, a deep bow from Tom Wolfe".
Description:Octavo, gray green wrappers. Advance copy of the first edition....Octavo, gray green wrappers. Advance copy of the first edition. An account of America's first astronauts, the basis for the 1983 Academy Award-winning film. One of Modern Library's "Top 100" nonfiction books. A fine copy. A scarce proof. (#136753)
Description:Collector's Edition. Full leather bound in teal with hubbed...Collector's Edition. Full leather bound in teal with hubbed spines, glded page edges, silk moiré endpapers, silk reading ribbons, and black-and-white photographs. Fine: a few scratches on page edges; 'Man on the Moon' volume has very slightly bowed boards.
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